WHO: First Case of New Virus Behind China Outbreak Found in Thailand
|01/13/2020||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The World Health Organization confirmed Monday the first case in Thailand of a new virus from the same family as SARS that is behind a Chinese pneumonia outbreak.
The U.N. health agency said a person traveling from Wuhan, China, had been hospitalized in Thailand on January 8 after being diagnosed with mild pneumonia.
“Laboratory testing subsequently confirmed that the novel coronavirus was the cause,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told AFP in an email, referring to the new virus.
WHO said it might soon host an emergency meeting on the spread of the new virus.
The case marks the first outside of China, where 41 read more >>>